Polacanthus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Castile and León (Spain), England (United Kingdom) and Castellon (Spain).

Quick facts about Polacanthus:

  • Existed from Lower Cretaceous Epoch to 99.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 14 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Polacanthus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Polacanthus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. I. Canudo and J. M. Gasulla. 2004. Presencia de Baryonychinae (Theropoda) en el Aptiense inferior (Cretácico Inferior) de Laurasia: Cantera Mas de la Parreta, Formación Arcillas de Morella (Morella, Castellón) [Presence of Baryonychinae (Theropoda) in the lower Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) of Laurasia: Cantera Mas de la Parreta, Arcillas de Morella Formation (Morella, Castellón)]. III Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno, Salas de los Infantes, Spain
  • D. B. Norman and T. Faiers. 1996. On the first partial skull of an ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight, southern England. Geological Magazine 133(3):229-310
  • W. T. Blows. 1987. The armoured dinosaur Polacanthus foxi from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight. Palaeontology 30(3):557-580